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Guy Bourdin

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Madonna was sued by photographer Guy Bourdin's estate for using imagery based upon his photos, without permission, in her 2003 music video "Hollywood." She lost the lawsuit.

Guy Bourdin died in 1991. Most of his work was published from the 1960s into the 1980s.

Read more about the Bourdin vs Madonna lawsuit at these sites:

The Smoking Gun - Summary of Case (with photos)

Madonna Pays Up To Settle Copyright Lawsuit

Madonna Sued for "Hollywood" Pose

A French photographer's son is suing Madonna, saying she copied his late father's images in a set of videos for her song Hollywood.

....Samuel Bourdin says they [images in Madonna's video] are "strikingly similar" to pictures taken by Guy Bourdin from the 1950s to 1980s. The claim, filed in the US, accuses Madonna of copyright infringement over at least 11 Bourdin works.

Guy Bourdin imagery used by Madonna in the 2003 music video "Hollywood"

Below, on the left: image by Bourdin. On the right: Madonna in the Hollywood music video.

Madonna ripping off Bourdin

Below, on the left: images by Bourdin. On the right: Madonna in the Hollywood music video.

Madonna ripping off Guy Bourdin's photos

Below, on the left: image by Bourdin. On the right: Madonna in the Hollywood music video.

Madonna ripping off Bourdin

Below: more images of Madonna from the "Hollywood" music video where she can be seen ripping off Guy Bourdin's work:

Madonna ripping off Bourdin

Below, on the left: image by Bourdin. On the right: Madonna in the Hollywood music video.

Madonna ripping off Bourdin photo

Below, on the left: image by Bourdin. On the right: Madonna in the Hollywood music video.

Madonna ripping off Bourdin image - woman in red by mirror

Below, on the left: image by Bourdin. On the right: Madonna in the Hollywood music video.

Madonna ripping off Guy Bourdin, pink bed image

Below, on the left: image by Bourdin. On the right: Madonna in the Hollywood music video.

Madonna ripping off Guy Bourdin

Below, on the left: image by Bourdin. On the right: Madonna in the Hollywood music video.

Below, on the left: image by Bourdin. On the right: Madonna in the Hollywood music video.

Madonna ripping off telephone image by Bourdin

Below, on the left: image by Bourdin. On the right: Madonna in the Hollywood music video.

Madonna ripping off Bourdin photo, maid image